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Hazardous waste

What is hazardous waste?

An item is considered hazardous if it is:

  • flammable
  • toxic
  • explosive
  • corrosive
  • radioactive.

Common examples include most chemicals, paint, acid, batteries, bulbs and gas cylinders.

Learn more about how to Reduce hazardous waste.

How to dispose of hazardous waste

Do not put hazardous waste in your kerbside rubbish or recycling bin.

There are transfer stations and private companies with recycling schemes that accept specific items.

Use the search to find a place that will take your hazardous waste.

How to get rid of unwanted items search.